What are we doing to our boys?

American Thinker: The Testosterone Crisis

“The end of testosterone in
the West alone will not culminate in the end of history, but it may
well culminate in the end of the West.”

I came home from work the other day and my wife told me my 10 year old son got in a “fight” with one of his friends. I didn’t see any marks on my son so I figured he won.  I asked my boy what happened and he said is friend tackled him and when they got up my son kicked the other boy in the shin and punched him in the shoulder.  I asked what happened next, I asked.  My son said the other boy’s mother who always checks on them on their way home (we live less than two blocks from the school) broke up the “fight”.  I told my wife it was just boys being boys.  This was not a fight. 

Flash back to about 1975; We used to play a game at recess when I was a kid; we just called it “kill the guy with the ball”.  Rules, 1) catch and tackle guy with ball 2) don’t get caught with ball 3) don’t actually kill anyone.  The worst thing that ever happened playing that game was you would ruin a new pair of pants and you’d wind up with an earful from mom and maybe a spanking.  My point is we don’t allow our boys to do the things that come naturally. Chase, catch, fight. 

Let your boy get bumps and bruises. Let your boy tackle and get tackled by his friends. Let them play “kill the guy with the ball”, football, hockey, wrestling.  Life is tough and life is a fight, let kids learn how to deal with the “fight” and build their confidence. Keep an eye on them and be there for them, but moms (and dads) they will come to you when they need you.  

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Left hoping for another Katrina? Christians praying for rain in Denver?

Michael Moore: Hurricane Coming During GOP Convention ‘Proof There Is a God in Heaven’

It has usually been my experience, in troubled times the United States pulls together as one nation. Now we have the left hoping for another Katrina and claims of Christians voting for rain in Denver. This is about as un-American as I can imagine.

If it is true that Christians were praying for rain in Denver it is almost as despicable (The claim was made by the leftwing mouthpiece Keith Olberman.); but hoping for death and destruction to win an election…I have no words.

I think no matter who we support in the election we can all agree to pray for the residents of the Gulf Coast!

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Blogging with “imified” and Google Talk

This is an entry using imified and Google Talk. Go to http://www.imified.com and read how to use it. There are several other widgets that allow you to post to blogs, twitter, remember the milk, and other web-apps. It’s free! Found this via the Digital Inspiration blog at http://labnol.blogspot.com. One of my new “Must Read” blogs.

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Obama picks another insider

My Way News – Analysis: Biden pick shows lack of confidence

Just as he surrounds himself with many insiders in Chicago, Obama chooses the ultimate beltway insider. So much for change…

More news on the Biden pick for VP:

The Editors on Joe Biden on National Review Online

Joe Biden? As the Kids Say, “LOL!” | The Scriptorium Daily: Middlebrow

Townhall.com: Obama Picks Cliff the Mailman

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Obama treats his brother like his constituents

Obama’s half-brother to VF: ‘No one knows I exist’ :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Barack Obama

Obama’s brother lives in worse conditions than the residents of Grove Parc Plaza, but both instances contradict his statement to Rick Warren at Saddleback regarding the greatest moral failure of our country…

” I think America’s greatest moral failure in my lifetime has been
that we still don’t abide by that basic precept in Matthew that
whatever you do for the least of my brothers you do for me. (Applause.)
And that notion of — that basic principle applies to poverty. It
applies to racism and sexism. It applies to, you know, not thinking
about providing ladders of opportunity for people to get into the
middle class.

I mean, there’s a pervasive sense, I think, that this country, as
wealthy and powerful as we are, still don’t spend enough time thinking
about “the least of these.”

Complete transcript of the interview here

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Is it terrorism, or just China cracking down?

Radical Islam Stirs in China’s Remote West

Is there a threat or is China using terrorism as an excuse to crack down on separatist groups.

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Signs of Spring in Chicago

You know it’s the first warm weekend of Spring in Chicago when joggers and cyclists hit the lakefront, the Cubs and Sox are back in the news and when the shooting starts.

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